Tim Plester

Last updated 09 January 2020

Tim Plester
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Tim Plester

Born: Thursday 10th September 1970 (age: 53)


Tim Plester is a Britishplaywright and actor who lives and works in London.

Plester graduated in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in theatre atDartington College of Arts in Devon, and went on to obtain an MA (Hons) in playwriting studies from Birmingham University in 1997. His writing credits for film includeAnt Muzak (2002), a short comedy pop film directed by Ben Gregor and starring Nick Moran andMackenzie Crook. It was the winner of an Audience Award at the 2003 Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for 'Best UK Short' at the 2003 Soho Rushes Festival and the 2002 Raindance Film Festival in London. It's terrestrial TV premiere came in October 2004 on Channel 4. He also wrote Blake's Junction 7(2004), a short comedy sci-fi film, again directed by Ben Gregor and starring Johnny Vegas, Mackenzie Crook, Mark HeapRaquel Cassidy, and Martin Freeman. The film premiered at the 2004 Edinburgh Film Festival and was screened at a number of prestigious film festivals worldwide. Both of these films are now available on DVD, along with a third film entitled World of Wrestling (2007). Again written by Plester and directed by Gregor, this sensational short comedy sports film stars Mackenzie Crook, Kevin EldonPatrick Baladi and Kris Marshall. It premiered at the 2007 Calgary Film Festival and was a "Highly Commended" selection for the 2007 Turner Classic Shorts award.

Writing credits for stage include; Marilyn Meets Bobby & Johnny (winner of the 1992/93 'National Student Playwright Of The Year' award), Holloway Road (1994), All Day Breakfast (1994), Dakota (Edinburgh Festival 1995 and National Tour 1996), Mad Dog Killer Leper Fiend (Edinburgh Festival 1996 and Man In The Moon Theatre off London's Kings Road 1997), and Yellow Longhair (Oval House Theatre inKennington 2000).

Acting credits for TV and film include: Control (Northsee Pictures), Kick-Ass (Universal), Shifty(Metrodome), Murphy's Law (BBC), Shoreditch Twat (Talkback), Magicians (Universal Films), It's All Gone Pete Tong (Vertigo Films), Bad Crowd (Tiger Aspect), Heist (BBC), City Of Vice (Channel 4), The Hogfather (Sky), Ant Muzak (Film Club), Criminal Justice (BBC), Five Daughters (BBC), Doctor Who(BBC), Residents (BBC), Life On Mars (BBC), Hustle (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC), Casualty (BBC),Uncle Dad (SMG), Goths (BBC), Poliakoff's Friends and Crocodiles (BBC), both series of Paul Whitehouse's BAFTA-nominated Happiness (BBC), both episodes of '1066: The Battle For Middle Earth' (Channel 4), and the BAFTA-winning short film September.

In 2007, Plester completed work on a short offbeat romantic comedy entitled English Language (With English Subtitles) - which marked his directorial debut. The film premiered at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival, and has gone on to screen at over 45 film festivals worldwide, winning 5 awards along the way.

His award-winning 15-second film Slapphappy premiered at the 2008 Belfast Film Festival.

Tim's feature-length documentary film Way Of The Morris premiered at SXSW 2011, and received a limited release in UK cinemas before being released on DVD.

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